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Fitness - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

A checklist to help you enjoy December but not undo all your hard work

‘It’s important to unwind mentally and physically over the Christmas period,’ writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Friday 9 November, 2018

Christmas is coming! Tips to ensure you stay on track ahead of the festive period

Personal trainer David Last has seen clients undo hard work during the party season, but there are ways to limit the damage.

Fitness - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

F1 chief wants to see more US, Asian and female drivers as Hanoi circuit unveiled

Japan has led the way for Asian drivers in F1, but Chase Carey is keen to bring in competitors from China and Thailand.

Fitness - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'I didn't know what lymphoma was. So I said to him: 'Is it serious?''

Roscommon-man Colin Farrell was diagnosed with cancer when he was 22. Tomorrow he will attempt to run his first ever marathon in Dublin.

'The city we grew up in, the city we know so well, showcased at its beautiful best'

Ahead of his second Dublin Marathon, Ryan Bailey on a burgeoning lifelong love affair with the event.

Fitness - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon Tie Your Laces This post contains videos

'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon

Race director Jim Aughney joins us to talk through the best prep, what to expect on the day and the best recovery techniques once the race is over.

The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon

David Last has trained clients to achieve their marathon goals for years, and here he outlines his top tips for the days ahead.

Fitness - Friday 19 October, 2018

5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme

David Last talks us through some frequent traits when it comes to mobility, movement and nutrition.

Fitness - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Mayo native Sinéad Diver smashes course record and personal best to win Melbourne marathon

Diver became the second-fastest Irish female marathon runner of all time this morning.

Fitness - Friday 28 September, 2018

4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go

“If it’s important to you, then you will make it happen,” writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Sunday 23 September, 2018

'There's something uniquely special about race day in the Park'

Saturday’s Dublin half marathon raised excitement ahead of next month’s main event, writes Ryan Bailey.

Fitness - Friday 21 September, 2018

Fuelling for a marathon: 'Nailing your preparation is powerful for confidence'

Leinster Rugby and Dublin GAA nutritionist Daniel Davey on what to eat before, during and after 26.2 gruelling miles.

Fitness - Monday 17 September, 2018

'No matter how much you've trained, you're plagued with self-doubt'

With six weeks to go until the 2018 Dublin Marathon, The42′s Ryan Bailey is preparing to compete in the capital for the second time.

Fitness - Friday 14 September, 2018

The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?

Personal trainer David Last wonders why all of the hype surrounding exercise and healthy living isn’t reducing our waistlines.

Fitness - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'It turns out training hard in the gym gets results, not magic movements'

Personal trainer Dean Merton outlines his top tips for getting back into the swing of things this Autumn.

Fitness - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym

Personal trainer David Last on how we can reset our goals heading towards the final part of the year.

Fitness - Friday 17 August, 2018

Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals

Quality over quantity is so important, writes personal trainer David Last.

'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy'

Saoirse Noonan writes about equality in sport and the road to Croker in her final column for The42.

Fitness - Saturday 11 August, 2018

'I just looked on Instagram and YouTube on how to do things with proper form'

Leah Cheung on getting into power lifting, managing her type 1 diabetes and targeting national records.

Fitness - Thursday 9 August, 2018

The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too

Columnist David Last on getting the results you want.

Fitness - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about'

In her column this week, Saoirse Noonan looks at the many benefits of sport.

Fitness - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Don't hide away from your goals: Setting clear, specific targets will make all the difference

Now is the perfect time to take a good look at what you want from your fitness regime.

Fitness - Saturday 4 August, 2018

'I think I can run a marathon... but can I run it in -30°C?' Tackling the coolest race on earth Cool Running This post contains videos

'I think I can run a marathon... but can I run it in -30°C?' Tackling the coolest race on earth

Andrew Moore takes on Greenland’s Polar Circle Marathon in aid of the Dublin Simon Community.

Fitness - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

LeBron James reportedly spends $1.5 million per year to take care of his body — here's where it goes

That’s one expensive gym membership.

Fitness - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

Ain't nobody got time for that? How to make space in your week for exercise

Jonny Holland helps tackle the number one excuse that keeps us from exercising: lack of time.

Fitness - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Which way to the gun show? The explosive arm workout to help fill out those t-shirt sleeves

Try these five explosive exercises this summer.

Fitness - Saturday 28 July, 2018

The great outdoors: Some of Ireland's best spots for a weekend hike, cycle or swim

Fitness columnist David Last takes us through some of his favourites.

Fitness - Friday 27 July, 2018

Here's the technique Navy SEALs use to swim for miles without getting tired

Let’s go to the beach, beach!

Fitness - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Beaches, BBQs and Burpees: How to keep your training on track while enjoying the summer sun

Fitness columnist David Last runs through some top tips for training during the good weather.

Fitness - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

From nutrition and meal plans to training and unwinding - A day in the life of a rising dual star

In her latest weekly column, Cork footballer and Irish international Saoirse Noonan’s talks about striking the right balance between training, rest and nutrition.

Fitness - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

'Setbacks are part of being successful': How to bounce back from problems with your training and diet

In his latest column, Jonny Holland looks at how to deal with setbacks and get your training back on track.

Fitness - Monday 23 July, 2018

The beauty of running races: nerves, adrenaline and the thrill of crossing the line

As Ryan Bailey’s training programme intensifies, last week’s Irish Runner 10 Mile provided an important checkpoint.

Fitness - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Short and sweet, but effective! Try this intense 20-minute hill sprint and core workout

Stuck for time? Irish international and Cork football star Saoirse Noonan talks you through an alternative training session.

Fitness - Friday 13 July, 2018

'We all want to to be like Ronaldo and Messi, but I always looked up to people closer to home'

Saoirse Noonan looks at some sporting inspirations in her weekly column.

Fitness - Thursday 12 July, 2018

'Is pre-season really that bad? For the first time in a while I felt I was missing out'

Former Munster out-half Jonny Holland on his experience of the toughest few weeks for any rugby player.

Fitness - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Irish teenager Serena Pierce on making a big impression in the powerlifting world

More and more women are hitting the gym to lift, says the Macroom native.

Fitness - Monday 9 July, 2018

Leinster's revamped pre-season approach built around 'working holiday'

‘In three weeks it’s hard for them to do a lot of damage or de-train,’ says the province’s head of athletic performance Charlie Higgins.

Fitness - Friday 6 July, 2018

Looking for a healthy snack? These blueberry recovery scones are perfect

Ideal for post-workout recovery.

Fitness - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'When playing rugby I refused to walk anywhere - but it's one of the best ways to make the most of a holiday'

Former Munster out-half and personal trainer Jonny Holland on ways you can stay in shape on holiday.

Fitness - Wednesday 4 July, 2018

'I was really nervous, it was a scary moment but delighted with how it went'

The42 columnist Saoirse Noonan reflects on her Cork senior debut in the Munster final in which she scored 2-2.